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Bob Cohen with Szalonna and His Band (Uncredited)

Bob Cohen with Szalonna and His Band

The joint performance of Bob Cohen with Szalonna and His Band offers a special opportunity to experience the multicultural heritage and musical legacy of Hungary and Eastern Europe. Bob Cohen’s repertoire includes Hungarian, Romanian, Moldavian, and Yiddish music, as well as traditional Hasidic tunes. He presents klezmer music as a living folk art—performing it in the style in which it was played in early-twentieth-century Eastern Europe. He was born in New York in 1956 to a Hungarian mother and Moldavian father. In the late 1980s, he commenced his research on Hungary’s Jewish musical heritage, including songs, dances, and musical instruments.

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Bob Cohen with Szalonna and His Band 7/4/13: Bob Cohen with Szalonna and His Band

The klezmer musician blends Hungarian, Romanian, Moldavian, and Yiddish music. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Bob Cohen with Szalonna and His Band

The klezmer musician blends Hungarian, Romanian, Moldavian, and Yiddish music. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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